International Workshop

Electrons, Photons and Plasmons 2024

June 10-12, 2024

Objectives and format

Electron-energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) are powerful and rapidly developing techniques to study various spatially and temporally textured excitations in solids and molecules, such as plasmons. While they ultimately yield similar information on such modes using respectively electrons and photons as probing particles, the mechanism through which these techniques do so can be radically different. The goal of this workshop is to bring together EELS and SNOM experts in order to exchange on the recent progress in these methods and to discuss their possible symbiosis. The topics will cover fundamental research, instrumentation, modelling and applications.

The program includes invited talks, contributed talks and posters. The maximum number of participants is 70 persons. Young scientists and female participants are highly welcome.


Fabrizio Carbone (EPFL, Switzerland)
Alexey Kuzmenko (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

Invited speakers

Pablo Alonso-Gonzales (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Ilke Arslan (University of Chicago, USA)
Peter Baum (University of Konstanz, Germany)
Dmitri Basov (Columbia University, USA)
Lara Benfatto (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)
Joshua Caldwell (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA)
Andrea Cavalleri (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany)
Lukas Eng (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Micha Fogler (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Javier Garcia de Abajo (Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain)
Rainer Hillenbrand (nanoGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain)
Ido Kaminer (Technion, Israel)
Mengkun Liu (Stony Brook University, USA)
Prineha Narang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Alexey Nikitin (Donostia International Physics Center, Spain)
Angel Rubio (Max Planck Institute, Hamburg, Germany)
Nahid Talebi (University of Kiel, Germany)
Gianmaria Vanacore (Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy)


The registration to the conference is closed, please contact us via e-mail at if you have any question.


  • The registration will close on March 24th.
  • The decision of acceptance will be sent by e-mail  before April 15th.

Administrative & technical support

Adriana Bonito Aleman (UNIGE)
Pierre Bouillot (UNIGE)
Leonor Camporeale (EPFL)
Jean-Claude Schnuriger (UNIGE)
Natacha Triscone (UNIGE)



The conference will take place in Nyon (Switzerland) at the restaurant O’Les Terrasses Du Lac
(Rue de Rive 13).


Participants need to arrange their own accommodation in Nyon. Below are 3 suggestions for hotels in Nyon :

Hotel Real****

Place de Savoie 1
1260 Nyon
+41 22 365 85 85

Hotel Ambassador****

Rue St-Jean 26
1260 Nyon
+41 22 994 48 48

B&B Hotel***

Allée de la petite Prairie 20
1260 Nyon
+41 22 512 17 77

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